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Old 01/13/2010, 03:55 PM   #1
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SRS, Shallow Rimless in Sweden.

So..

I've had saltwatertanks for a few years now, this is actually my fifth tank. It is a temporary tank since me and my family consisting of wife and 3 kids are planning to sell our current home and buy a bigger in 1-2 years. I had originally promised the wife not to set anything up until we had moved but since she is a understanding wife she eventually let me have this smaller tank while waiting for the move (maybe a new kitchen, new flooring and new furniture had something to do with her "understanding")

I have a crap point and click camera atm so sorry for the bad quality of pics. English is my second language so please bear with me on that too.

Anyway the tank is 100cm x 80cm x 30cm l w h and i have a Bubble Magus 150pro skimmer that has really impressed me with not only its performance but also with the buildquality it uses a Aquabee 2000/1 needlewheel pump.
Lightning for this tank is a 8x39w T5





The Stand was built with kitchendoors and other kitchenstuff from here:



and woodbeams from here:






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Old 01/13/2010, 03:56 PM   #2
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I finally managed to get the stand level so i could take it into the house and put the tank on it.



After having built the overflowchamber and siliconing it in the tank i leaktested the tank.



I fixed the sump myself using an old 20gallon i had standing, very simple since its only temporary, 2 compartments

with bubbletraps between skimmer and return compartment. hooked the piping up and fired it up.






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Old 01/13/2010, 03:56 PM   #3
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Put some liverock in it..



Sand.. I usually go BB but in this tank with all the open space on the bottom it wouldnt look nice i think so i

have thin layer of sand.



After that i havent done much.. added a few fish and frags.. waiting a while more before i put anything else in it.














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Old 01/13/2010, 04:03 PM   #4
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that thing is sexy! I like the shallow tanks but I dont have the space for a footprint like that.... AT least not at the volume I would want!!


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Old 01/13/2010, 04:05 PM   #5
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Looking good! I love rimless tanks. My girlfriend wants to know what kind of tree your cat is sitting in.


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Old 01/13/2010, 04:15 PM   #6
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Awesome tank!

I live just 3 miles from an IKEA.

Your cat is crazy, btw.


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Old 01/13/2010, 04:16 PM   #7
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Anyone else notice the cat in the tree?? LOL


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Old 01/13/2010, 04:19 PM   #8
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that thing is sexy! I like the shallow tanks but I dont have the space for a footprint like that.... AT least not at the volume I would want!!
Thanks man! Its my first rimless and i love it.. so sleek!

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Looking good! I love rimless tanks. My girlfriend wants to know what kind of tree your cat is sitting in.
Thanks! Its a Fig tree bonzai. Dont tell any real Bonzai experts it's from IKEA though.. doubt they´d call it a Bonzai hehe.

The Cat is a Cornish Rex and she just loves the tank!


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Old 01/13/2010, 04:27 PM   #9
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Awesome tank!

I live just 3 miles from an IKEA.

Your cat is crazy, btw.
Haha yeah the cat is funny to watch.. she sits infront of the tank and jumps straight up.. sometimes she gets her claws on the edge and actually hangs on for a couple of seconds watching the fishes.

IKEA is a great resource for just about anything

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Anyone else notice the cat in the tree?? LOL
Hehe Thats her favourite place.


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Thanks man! Its my first rimless and i love it.. so sleek!



Thanks! Its a Fig tree bonzai. Dont tell any real Bonzai experts it's from IKEA though.. doubt they´d call it a Bonzai hehe.

The Cat is a Cornish Rex and she just loves the tank!
Thanks, I think we're going to run down to IKEA this weekend and grab one! I thought that was a cornish! I have 2 of them. Here's a picture of them. Sorry for turning your tank thread into a cornish rex thread!





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Old 01/13/2010, 04:32 PM   #11
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That is one clean looking tank!!! Love It!! Just curious Is that a tunze powerhead head you have in there?? If so what one?? Im in the process of setting my tank up its similar in size as urs 48x24x12


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Old 01/13/2010, 04:35 PM   #12
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Thanks, I think we're going to run down to IKEA this weekend and grab one! I thought that was a cornish! I have 2 of them. Here's a picture of them. Sorry for turning your tank thread into a cornish rex thread!
Beautiful cats!

Yeah head down to IKEA they do have a lot of cool plants. Atleast here in Sweden.


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Old 01/13/2010, 04:40 PM   #13
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That is one clean looking tank!!! Love It!! Just curious Is that a tunze powerhead head you have in there?? If so what one?? Im in the process of setting my tank up its similar in size as urs 48x24x12
Thanks!

Actually no. I ordered the BM skimmer from Hong Kong and put those two streams in the same order. They were like 8 bucks each so i figured i'd give them a try and if the price would have matched their quality i could always use them as saltmixingpumps. But they have actually worked great, silent and strong enough flow for this tank.

Eventually ill change them out for the Tunze Nanos because i like the way they look compared to these.. but as long as these keeps working as good as they have im in no hurry.


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Old 01/14/2010, 02:40 PM   #14
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Fishlist sofar

Ventralis anithias
Percula Clown
Rainfordi goby
Nemateleotris decora
Acanthurus Japonicus (small)

The tank is a little too small for the Japonicus but i figured that since it is a small one and im upgrading in about a year i'd go ahead and get it.


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Old 01/14/2010, 04:46 PM   #15
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very nice

Do you have any better pictures of your stand during the building? I may run by Ikea and see what I can find this weekend. Thanks for the idea.


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Old 01/14/2010, 08:57 PM   #16
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That's a terrific setup you have. I'd love to find a tank with those dimensions around here.


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Old 01/14/2010, 09:18 PM   #17
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Looking very nice! I love your aquascaping and clean modern look. What bulb combo are you running?


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Old 01/15/2010, 01:42 AM   #18
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very nice

Do you have any better pictures of your stand during the building? I may run by Ikea and see what I can find this weekend. Thanks for the idea.
Hey Thanks!

I dont think i do but ill check when i get home. I could try and get inside the stand and snap a few to show how its built.

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That's a terrific setup you have. I'd love to find a tank with those dimensions around here.
Thank you! I had the tank built by my LFS (they have their own tankbuilder)

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Looking very nice! I love your aquascaping and clean modern look. What bulb combo are you running?
I love your setup also! Really nice work! I havent done much with the bulbs its still the setup that i got when i bought it so its 4 blue+ and 4 14000, brand new bulbs so ill let them burn out before i start experimenting.


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--------how do like the skimmer............


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Old 01/15/2010, 05:11 AM   #20
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--------how do like the skimmer............

I love it. I've had my share of skimmers the last ones being Fauna Marine Ultraskim II and Deltec APF 600. It definately is better or atleast as good as both of them.. And to a third of the price!


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adddo,

Tank looks great!


snewcrash,

Be careful, I hear la chupacabra are known to eat reef fish


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Wow, what a beautifal tank. I love the look of the shallow reef tanks.

Really nice job!

Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work


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Old 01/15/2010, 08:28 AM   #23
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Tank looks great!


snewcrash,

Be careful, I hear la chupacabra are known to eat reef fish
Thanks!


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Old 01/15/2010, 08:33 AM   #24
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Wow, what a beautifal tank. I love the look of the shallow reef tanks.

Really nice job!

Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work
Thanks Alot Spleify! Your thread is one of many inspirations for me, still waiting for an update with pictures from you


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Old 01/15/2010, 09:12 PM   #25
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Hi adddo!

Awesome tank!

I used to live in Stockholm back in the early 80s for a few years...what part of town are you in??? It is an awesome city...hope to go back someday.


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